Welcome to Saint Lucia!
This Caribbean island is one of the most beautiful places on earth. With its rainforests, waterfalls, and volcanic beaches, Saint Lucia is a nature lover’s paradise.
And that’s not all – there are also plenty of things to do in Saint Lucia for adventure seekers, foodies, and history buffs.
In this guide, I share 25 of the best things to do in Saint Lucia so you can make the most out of your trip.
From hiking to the top of Gros Piton to exploring the Soufriere volcano, here are the best things to do in Saint Lucia:
The 25 most incredible things to do in Saint Lucia
1. Visit the Pitons
The Pitons are two volcanic peaks situated in St Lucia, which are extraordinary to behold. Their majestic presence dominates the landscape and provides an unforgettable experience. They are considered to be one of the most beautiful sites on the island, making them a must-see for everyone.
Not only are the Pitons visually stunning, but there are a number of hiking trails around them to explore if you are feeling adventurous. A catamaran tour around the Pitons is also a great way to get close and witness their breathtaking beauty from different angles.
2. Go Kayaking in Rodney Bay
Kayaking in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, is an excellent activity for those who want to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Caribbean. Not only will you get to experience the calm waters of the bay, but you will also be able to take in the stunning views of the surrounding hills, the vibrant Pigeon Island National Park, and the Labrelotte Point coast.
With its calm waters, Rodney Bay provides a great opportunity for beginners to practice and learn how to kayak with ease. There are also plenty of experienced kayakers who can guide you to get the most out of your experience.
Additionally, Rodney Bay is home to a marina and a shopping mall, which means that you can enjoy other activities in the area before or after your kayaking adventure.
There are also plenty of restaurants to choose from, as well as a variety of bars and clubs for a fun evening out. And if you are looking for more beach activities, the famous Reduit Beach is only a short distance away.
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3. Take a Scenic Drive Through the Countryside
You can experience the stunning beauty of Saint Lucia’s countryside on a chill drive in an SUV or, if you are feeling brave, on a thrilling ATV tour. Cruise around the island on your own all-terrain vehicle and choose from a selection of scenic drives in the south and north.
Explore rural villages, banana plantations, and the best sceneries the island has to offer. See some farm ruins, track turtles on the beach and get a glimpse of the local lifestyle. Choose a good tour company, and you can be sure that your off-road adventure will be the highlight of your trip.
4. Visit the Gros-Islet Market
The Gros-Islet Market in Saint Lucia is an excellent spot for tourists to immerse themselves in the local culture and enjoy a unique experience. Every Friday night, this fishing community comes alive, and Dauphin Street is redolent of barbecue and grilled seafood.
The busy streets are lined with rum shops and fishing shacks, and fishing nets are left to dry in the sun, creating a charming atmosphere that is hard to resist. You can sample the delicious local cuisine, dance, and party with the locals, and get a glimpse of genuine island culture.
The Gros-Islet Market is an excellent place to browse the local produce and artisanal goods, as well as pick up souvenirs and handmade crafts. The market features a wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, and other items that have been plucked straight from the island’s fields and trees.
It is also a great place to pick up souvenirs and trinkets, as there are numerous emporiums selling handmade items. The best time to visit for shopping is on a Saturday morning when the market is most lively and bustling with vendors and shoppers.
5. See St. Lucia's Forest Canopy in an open-air Tram Ride
The experience of seeing St. Lucia’s forest canopy in an open-air tram ride is truly unique and mesmerizing. Around 16 open-air gondolas take visitors through the ecological park’s high forest along a tramway suspended around 120 feet above the emerald-green rainforest while a guide accompanies each party.
As you ride through the forest, you can spot the island’s native plants, like giant ferns and gaudy heliconia, as well as a variety of birds identified by their songs, calls, and plumage. The experience of soaring above the lush green tree canopy is breathtaking and provides an intimate, up-close view of the natural habitat. You can even spot the star of the show, the St. Lucia parrot if you’re lucky!
The aerial tram ride is a perfect way to take in the beauty of St. Lucia and its rich wildlife.
6. Hike the trails of Anse La Raye
The trails at Anse La Raye are an incredible experience, offering an array of lush rainforests and spectacular views. The trails are perfect for hikers of all levels and provide amazing opportunities to explore the island’s diverse ecosystems. From the Roseau Dam Trail, with its winding paths and colorful parrots, to the Des Cartiers Trail and the Tet Paul Nature Trail, hikers can immerse themselves in nature and take in the spectacular views.
The trails at Anse La Raye are great for those who wish to have a more active outdoor experience. The Roseau Dam Trail offers a moderate hike of about 45 minutes, with stunning views at the top and a chance to spot some of the local wildlife.
The Des Cartiers Trail is great for those who want a more adventurous experience with its winding paths and lush rainforest. Lastly, the Tet Paul Nature Trail provides a tranquil experience, with a well-marked path leading to stunning views of the surrounding islands.
This region is also home to several waterfalls, like Anse La Raye Falls and River Rock Waterfalls. While they are not the most remarkable waterfalls I have experienced, they are amazing to visit and a great exercise for the entire family.
Aside from the physical activity, the trails at Anse La Raye provide an opportunity to experience the culture of the area. You can meet locals in the fishing village or join in the festivities of the Friday Night Fish Fry.
7. Go Zip-Lining through the Treetops
Zip lining through the trees in Saint Lucia is an exhilarating experience that offers breathtaking views of the lush rainforest.
We tried the Treetop Adventure Park, where you can take part in the Adrena-Line Canopy Tour – a series of 12 zip lines that are known as the longest and highest on the island. As you soar through the canopy, you can spot the varied wildlife below and take in the vibrant colors of the surrounding flora. You can also explore the tropical forest, hike four trails, and traverse 20 obstacle platforms.
A great option is also the Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park and its zipline canopy adventures. The Treetop Canopy Adventure offers some of the island’s fastest zip lines, as well as five net bridges.
If you want the view, but none of the adrenaline, try the aerial gondola ride, where you can admire the jungle’s beauty in comfort.
8. Go Diving or Snorkeling with the Reef Fish
Both diving and snorkeling in Saint Lucia offer a truly unique and unforgettable experience, with its vast coral reefs covering almost half of the island’s shoreline and numerous dive sites to explore.
Snorkeling is easy and accessible to all, with some of the best sites being the Anse Chastanet reef, the base of the Pitons, and Marigot Bay. Here you can get up close and personal with a variety of marine life, such as sergeant majors, trumpet fish, angelfish, sea turtles, and hundreds of species of colorful fish.
For experienced divers, the Soufriere Marine Reserve, Pigeon Island National Park coastal reefs, Turtle Reef, Pinnacles, Anse Chastanet Reef, Fairy Land, and Piton Wall are all popular dive sites. Here you may spot moray eels, eagle rays, lobsters, and many other creatures amongst the coral pinnacles and volcanic boulders.
Some all-inclusive resorts in Saint Lucia also offer free dives and professional equipment for guests, alongside professional dive guides to teach you the basics and stay with you for the duration of the dive.
9. Take your Kids to Splash Island Water Park
Splash Island Water Park offers a wide range of features and activities for children, located on the beautiful Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay. Kids can enjoy the floating obstacle course, overseen by lifeguards, while you relax on lounge chairs beachside.
There are plenty of trampolines, climbing walls, swings, slides, monkey bars, double rockers, hurdles, and a water volleyball court for little ones to explore.
10. Play a round of golf
If you’re looking for a day of golf and fun, a trip to the Sandals Golf & Country Club in Cap Estate is a great choice. With a 6,829-yard, par-71 course and lots of surrounding greenery, this championship golf course is a great place to play a round of golf. Several nearby resorts also offer preferred tee times and complimentary transportation, making it even easier to enjoy a day out on the green.
11. Explore the Coastline in a Catamaran Sightseeing Tour
A catamaran sightseeing tour along the coast of Saint Lucia offers an unforgettable experience. We took an all-day, eight-hour tour which included a buffet lunch, rum drinks, and many activities: a visit to a cocoa farm, a drive-in volcano, snorkeling in multiple places, and ziplining.
You sail through Marigot Bay and enjoy the views of the Pitons from the water, with a snorkeling stop on the return. Finally, they top it all off with a romantic sunset slow cruise back to port, with champagne and the chance to see the “green flash” as the sun sets.
12. Hike the Trails of Morne Fortune
Morne Fortune is an iconic hill located in Castries, St. Lucia, and is home to a number of historical military fortifications, monuments, and buildings. The hill is home to the Tet Paul Nature Trail, which is one of the leading and most visited hiking trails in the whole of St. Lucia. The trail offers spectacular views of Castries, the harbor, and Martinique, as well as a chance to explore the original fortifications and buildings.
The Tet Paul Nature Trail is popular for its varied terrain and ever-changing scenery. The trail takes hikers through a diverse landscape of lush, tropical vegetation overlooking the stunning Caribbean Sea and is a great way to take in the beauty of the country. The trail is also home to the Morne Blanc Waterfall, a stunning natural waterfall that is a favorite among hikers and tourists alike.
The hiking trails of Morne Fortune offer a unique opportunity to experience St. Lucia’s rich history and culture. With breathtaking views and an array of flora and fauna, it is certainly worth the climb. The trails also provide a great way to stay active, explore the region and get back in touch with nature.
13. Take a Walk Through the Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens in St. Lucia are a picturesque estate containing tropical plants and gardens. The gardens are part of the Soufriere Estate, one of the oldest and best-preserved estates on the island. You can take a guided tour of the gardens and learn about the healing plants and native flora.
The Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens are located in a sheltered gorge at the foot of the Pitons and are part of the Sulphur Springs Park. The rich volcanic soil in the area nourishes an incredible collection of tropical plants and flowers.
There is also the Mamiku Gardens located on the east side of the island, where visitors can tour the banana and cacao plantations. The gardens are home to a wide variety of colorful flowers, as well as a variety of birds and butterflies. The mineral-rich waterfall at the Diamond Falls Botanical Garden is a popular spot for photos, and there are mineral baths and a restaurant on the premises.
14. Visit the Soufriere Area
The Soufrière area of Saint Lucia offers a wide variety of attractions for visitors. Start your exploration in the town itself, where you can shop for traditional items at the roadside vendors, visit historical sites such as the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and take in views of the Pitons.
Adventure seekers can tackle the Gros Piton Nature Trail or the Petit Piton Trail, while those looking for a more relaxed pace can visit the Anse Mamin beach. Nature lovers will also enjoy exploring the Sulphur Springs Park and Tet Paul Nature Trail.
For a beautiful view of the bay, make sure to visit the overlook on the main road to Vieux Fort. After a day of sightseeing, head back to the beach, relax and enjoy a fantastic creole dinner.
15. Enjoy the Beauty of the Beaches
Saint Lucia is well known for its pristine beaches. On the southern end of the island, Sandy Beach is one of the best spots for sunbathing thanks to its cool breezes from both the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas.
Reduit Beach is a popular, family-friendly beach perfect for activities such as snorkeling and sailing. La Toc Beach offers beautiful palm trees and golden sand that meets turquoise waters. Marigot Bay is a picturesque area made up of several small beaches, perfect for some alone time, while Grande Anse Beach is a romantic spot for picnics.
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16. Enjoy the Art and Crafts Scene
The art and crafts scene in Saint Lucia is an amazing experience. At the Castries food and craft market, one can find a wide selection of local specialties and spices, as well as handmade items like coconut candies, creole spice mixes, and mango passion rum sauce.
There is also the craft brewery nearby, which has a variety of specialty beers like a passionfruit ale, a rum cask IPA, and a fig banana ale. The nearby Pointe Seraphine also has a beer garden where visitors can enjoy live music and views of sailboats. For souvenirs, the Castries Market is the place to be. Here, you can find a variety of trinkets and souvenirs, as well as local spices and handmade soaps that make for a great memento of your time in Saint Lucia.
17. Go deep sea sport fishing
Deep sea sport fishing is a popular activity in Saint Lucia, with the best fishing locations being just two miles off the coast. Big game fish such as blue marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dorado are frequently caught during deep sea fishing adventures in Saint Lucia. Fishing charters are available in the main areas, just make sure to check their reviews and book through a reputable source.
TOP TIP: If you have never been on a fishing boat before, they rock around a lot, and they can ruin your day if you have sea sickness. We use ginger pills, a natural remedy for motion sickness. You can find them in pharmacies or just make a very strong ginger tea. I avoid over-the-counter medication because it makes me sleepy.
18. Visit the Waterfalls and Ponds
Visiting the waterfalls and ponds in Saint Lucia is a must-do experience for everyone. From the multi-award-winning Diamond Falls Waterfall and Mineral Baths & Spa to the intimate Anse La Raye Waterfalls and La Tille Waterfall and Gardens, there’s something for everyone.
At Diamond Falls, you can admire the 45 feet high cascade that is laced with minerals creating a rainbow of colors. The LaTille Falls and Garden offers a relaxing space with cascading waterfalls, bamboo structures, and a fish pond, and at Toraille Waterfall, you can take a refreshing dip in the pool at the base of the waterfall. The pool beneath the Toraille Waterfall is quite chilly initially, but it’s good for your health. It’s also quite rocky, so it’s a good idea to wear water shoes.
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The Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail in Edmund Rain Forest Preserve is also a great trail to explore. The hike takes about 2 ½ hours and includes many steep steps, so be sure to wear good hiking shoes. After your trek, you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing dip in the invigorating waters.
Lastly, don’t miss the Superman Falls near Soufrière, where a scene from Superman II (1980) was shot.
19. Take a Tour to the Pigeon Island National Park
A tour of the Pigeon Island National Park in Saint Lucia is a great way to explore the island’s colonial past and experience stunning views of Martinique. Hiking trails, birdwatching, and access to private beaches make this park a popular destination.
Highlights of the tour include exploring the historic ruins of Fort Rodney, a hilltop lookout with ancient cannons and other artifacts, and being able to take in the incredible 360-degree views from the fort. You can also explore the small museum with relics from military battles between France and Britain and from World War II when the park served as a U.S. Signal Station.
After taking in the sights, you can relax on the two private beaches, eat at the park’s restaurants, and take a SNUBA or Sea Trek tour.
20. Experience the Brewing Industry
Nothing like a cold beer on a hot day, but did you know the island has a big brewery? Visiting the Antillia Brewing Company in Saint Lucia, you can experience a wide range of activities and attractions. Located at Point Seraphine near central Castries, you can sample some of their most popular drinks, including a passionfruit ale, an imperial chocolate stout, and a rum cask IPA.
Seasonal specials may also be on tap and can include a fig banana ale. While you enjoy the local craft beer, you can listen to live music, take in the views of sailboats anchored in the harbor, or even enjoy some food like spicy jerk wings, hotdogs, burgers, and more.
There are also tours, sightseeing cruises, outdoor activities, classes and workshops, and other unique experiences available in the area.
21. Explore the Rainforest Hiking Trails
Hiking in the rainforest of Saint Lucia is a great way to discover the rich biodiversity of nature. The most popular trails to explore include the Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail in Edmund Rainforest Preserve, the Tet Paul Nature Trail near the village of Soufriere, and the Barre de l’Isle Rain Forest Trail near Castries.
The Enbas Saut Waterfall Trail is more advanced, it takes around 2 ½ hours and requires good hiking shoes, as it is quite steep. The Tet Paul Nature Trail is moderate and takes about 45 minutes. At the top, you will be rewarded with amazing 360-degree views that can include the neighboring islands of Martinique and St. Vincent on clear days.
The Barre de l’Isle Rain Forest Trail is an easy walk with spectacular views. You can also explore the Edmund Forest Reserve, which takes three or four hours and requires permission from the Forestry Department and a guide.
22. Visit the Butterfly Farm
The Butterfly Farm in Saint Lucia is a popular attraction for its stunning beauty and educational experiences. Located in Soufriere, the farm is home to a wide variety of native and migratory butterflies, as well as numerous species of tropical plants, birds, and other wildlife.
You can take a guided tour of the farm, where you can learn more about the local flora and fauna, as well as the life cycle of the butterflies. The Butterfly Farm also offers a unique opportunity to observe the change in colors of the butterflies as they mature, as well as a wide variety of activities and crafts for children.
23. Climb up Petit Piton
Climbing up Petit Piton is an unforgettable experience. The steep slopes and rocky terrain make it quite a challenging climb, but the view from the top is absolutely spectacular. As you ascend, you will notice the lush and vibrant vegetation that covers the island and even catch glimpses of the crystal blue Caribbean Sea.
As you reach the summit, the panoramic view of the island is breathtaking and well worth the effort. On a clear day, you can see for miles, taking in the beauty of the island from a completely different vantage point. With the right guide and a bit of grit, climbing Petit Piton is an experience that you will never forget.
If you are looking for something even more challenging, its brother Gros Piton has a longer and taller hike.
24. Go Horseback Riding on Cas En Bas Beach
Visiting Cas En Bas Beach in Saint Lucia is an unforgettable experience in itself. Horseback riding takes it to a whole new level. It is a popular activity here, allowing you to explore the beach and surrounding area. You can take guided tours with Atlantic Shores Riding Stables or Sandy Hoofs St. Lucia, where your guide will help you bond with your horse and show you the best spots.
Experience the beauty of the area as you trot along the sandy beach and swim with your horse in the sea. The stunning Atlantic coastline, banana plantation, and nearby mountains provide a stunning backdrop to your ride.
25. Get a Therapeutic Mud Bath
A therapeutic mud bath is a treatment that involves absorbing minerals and other beneficial compounds from clay-based mud. This type of bath is known to have healing properties, as its combination of mud, hot spring water, and sulfur can help reduce inflammation, pain, and stress. It can also help improve circulation, detoxify the body, and improve the skin’s texture and appearance.
Saint Lucia is the perfect place to experience a therapeutic mud bath due to its abundance of volcanoes and hot springs. The local Sulphur Springs are known to be particularly beneficial, with their warm water and volcanic mud.
This mud is said to help reduce inflammation, heal and soothe travel-weary muscles, and make you look ten years younger. The combination of mud, hot spring water, and sulfur also helps relax the mind and body, making it a great way to wind down after a busy day of sightseeing.
What are the most popular things to do in Saint Lucia?
It looks like a tiny dot on the map, but Saint Lucia is full of boundless adventures to explore. Here are the most popular things to do on the island:
Start by exploring the world-famous Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, take a dip in one of the numerous beaches and waterfalls across the island to cool off from the tropical heat. For an unforgettable experience, explore the world’s only drive-in volcano at Soufriere.
In Saint Lucia, nature is the main attraction. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can hike through the rainforest or take a zip line ride through the canopy. You can also snorkel in the shallow waters along the beach or even dive a few miles offshore to explore the vibrant marine life.
For a more relaxed experience, take a sightseeing cruise around St. Lucia. You can also enjoy a romantic sunset cruise or indulge in a spa experience at some of the resorts available. Of course, beach hopping is one of the top things to do in St. Lucia, with many public beaches to choose from, like Reduit Beach, Anse de Pitons, Anse Cochon, Anse de Sables, and Labas Beach.
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What attractions is St Lucia known for?
St. Lucia is known for its majestic twin volcanic peaks, the Pitons, which can be explored on foot, by ATV, or by helicopter. The rolling landscape of the island is the perfect destination for hiking, off-road adventure, and Sulphur Springs Park. The stunning coastline has plenty of picturesque beaches, bays, fishing villages, and coral reefs for snorkeling and diving.
Other attractions include Castries and its lively market, Pigeon Island National Park, Gros Piton Nature Trail, an aerial tramway, zip lines, rum-tasting sessions, agricultural tours, and guided city walks. Horseback riding and ATV-ing in the rainforest are also popular activities on the island.
How many days do you need in St. Lucia?
In my opinion, you need about seven days to explore Saint Lucia. With its majestic Piton mountains, mineral-rich beaches, lush forests, intriguing trails, hidden waterfalls, and vibrant marine life, a week on the island of St. Lucia will give you a full taste of its beauty and culture.
Whether you’re looking for an escape with your partner or an adventure with family and friends, Saint Lucia offers a plethora of activities that are sure to make your trip unforgettable.
What excursions can I take in Saint Lucia?
One of the best excursions to take in Saint Lucia is a sightseeing cruise around the island, especially on one of the beautiful catamarans. These full-day cruises take you around the island’s coast, stopping to visit cocoa farms, a drive-in volcano, swimming, ride horses, and more. You can also go whale watching during the migration season. For land adventures, you can hike through the rainforest or zip through the canopy on an 800-foot zip line.
Snorkeling in the shallows along the beach is also a popular activity, or diving amongst tropical fish a few miles offshore.
You can also take a day trip to the fishing village of Soufriere from Castries, where you can wander the colorful streets, see historic sites, lounge on the beach, or go on hikes from this spot nestled in the shadow of the Pitons. There are also day trips from St. Lucia to the nearby islands of Martinique and Barbados.
What are the best snorkeling spots in Saint Lucia's coral reefs?
The best snorkeling spots in Saint Lucia can be found in the Anse Chastanet reef, the base of the Pitons, Marigot Bay, and the Soufriere Marine Reserve. At the Anse Chastanet reef, you may be greeted by a school of sergeant majors, trumpet fish, angelfish, and sea turtles.
The Soufriere Marine Reserve offers mesmerizing sights such as moray eels, eagle rays, and lobsters among the colorful coral pinnacles and volcanic boulders. Other great snorkel areas include Sugar Beach, Pigeon Island beaches, Anse Cochon, Anse Chastenet, Laborie Bay, and Reduit Beach.
What is the best way to explore the rainforest in Saint Lucia?
The best way to explore the rainforest in Saint Lucia is to take an aerial tram tour with Rainforest Adventures. This eight-seater open-air tram will take you through the ecological park’s high forest along a tramway suspended around 120 feet above the emerald-green rainforest.
A guide will accompany each party, narrating the journey and pointing out the island’s native plants and birds. You can also choose to go zip lining through the canopy or take a rum and chocolate tasting tour at Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park. If you’re visiting via cruise ship, you can also book a Saint Lucia Arial Tram tour in advance.
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What tours are available in Saint Lucia?
Tours in Saint Lucia offer a range of different experiences, from sightseeing and wildlife adventures to learning about the local culture and enjoying the island’s natural beauty.
For those looking to explore the island, there are rum tours available, which provide a behind-the-scenes look and tasting of local rum. Additionally, there is a full-day tour available which takes visitors to St. Lucia’s top attractions – including the drive-in volcano and mud baths, the Pitons, and a bat cave – with a combination of land and water activities, including snorkeling.
Are there any water sports activities in Saint Lucia?
Yes, there are a variety of water sports activities in Saint Lucia. You can rent Jet Skis or go windsurfing or waterskiing on Reduit Beach, along Rodney Bay. Anse des Sables beach is a popular spot for kiteboarding and windsurfing, while the calmer waters of St. Lucia’s west coast are perfect for paddleboarding and kayaking.
You can also visit Splash Island Water Park for a range of inflatable water activities. There are also organized excursions and cruises available, as well as kite surfing lessons.
Are there any zip-lining opportunities in Saint Lucia?
Yes, there are several amazing zip-lining spots in Saint Lucia. Adventure Tours Saint Lucia’s Treetop Canopy Adventure features a zip-lining course with 12 lines and five net bridges with awesome views. Rainforest Adventures in Babonneau offers an Adrena-Line Canopy Tour, and the Morne Coubaril Historical Adventure Park features zip-lining canopy adventures.
If you are looking for a more relaxed adventure, the Treetop Adventure Park also offers Canopy Walkways, providing stunning views of the jungle from the hanging walkways.
What is the best way to experience the local culture in Saint Lucia?
The best way to experience the local culture in Saint Lucia is to join in on some of the popular cultural activities. Visit Castries Market to shop and get a first-hand experience of the local hospitality. Take a Catamaran tour and explore the natural wonders of Saint Lucia, including Soufrière and Marigot Bay. Stop at Sulphur Springs, Toraille Waterfall, and the Pitons.
For a unique nightlife experience, head to Rodney Bay or Gros Islet for their various bars, restaurants, and clubs. And if you’re in St. Lucia on a full moon, don’t miss out on the Full Moon Beach parties. Finally, check out the “jump up” street festivals in Gros Islet for DJs, dancing, arts and crafts, and more.
What are the best places to shop for souvenirs in Saint Lucia?
The best places to shop for souvenirs in Saint Lucia are the local markets on the island, such as the Castries Craft Market, Choiseul Arts and Crafts Centre, and the Castries Market. You can find local handicrafts, seashells, bracelets, and other great items to remind you of your trip.
The Castries Market is a great place to visit to experience a slice of local life in St. Lucia and buy batiks, woodcarvings, gift baskets of spices, banana ketchup and oils, hand-made brooms, and hot-pepper sauces. For a bit of time away from the beach, Soufriere is the original French capital of Saint Lucia and an excellent place for exploring local shops and eating traditional meals.
Additionally, the Castries Food and Craft Market is an excellent option for sampling local specialties, such as Accra fish cakes, fried breadfruit, BBQ fresh-caught fish, coconut candies, creole spice mixes, and tangy tropical sauces.
Is St. Lucia or the Bahamas a better Destination?
When it comes to choosing a Caribbean destination, it can be hard to decide between St. Lucia and the Bahamas. Both destinations offer stunning scenery, cultural attractions, and plenty of activities to enjoy. However, several differences between the two islands which make them unique.
St. Lucia is known for its lush tropical flora, stunning Piton Mountains, and world-renowned island hospitality. It is home to an eclectic array of events and activities celebrating its historical heritage, as well as modern music and arts festivals. There are many things to do in St. Lucia, such as exploring the beaches, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking. The island is also a popular destination for honeymooners who want to enjoy its romantic atmosphere and hot nightlife.
The Bahamas, on the other hand, is known for its stunning beaches, luxury resorts, and cool, casual Caribbean vibes. Here, you can take advantage of its incredible marine life, turquoise waters, and diverse activities such as swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, and sailing. With its warm climate and perfect white sand beaches, the Bahamas is an excellent destination for families and friends.
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Incredible things to do in Saint Lucia
Whether you’re looking for an adventure or a relaxing vacation, Saint Lucia has something for you. Comment below and let me know what you think of this list. And if you have any suggestions for things to do in Saint Lucia, I’d love to hear them!